Masters snooker odds
The Masters is the second longest running tournament in the professional snooker calendar after the World Championships.
Not only is it the second oldest tournament, but it’s also the second biggest in terms of prize money, meaning that, despite it not being a ranking tournament, it always attracts a high quality field.
Because of that, the Masters snooker odds are always well worth checking out and keeping a very close eye on…
The biggest names in snooker perform well at the Masters
While it’s often tempting to take on a large outside bet in the hope of winning big, the Masters snooker odds for the favourites are the ones you really need to be looking at.
In the past decade, the late Paul Hunter won the event three times and was matched by Ronnie O’Sullivan in 2009 when he bagged his third title by defeating Mark Selby in the final.
Since then, Mark Selby, Ding Junhui and Neil Robertson have gone on to win the title showing that it’s a tournament that the best players often thrive in.
Backing the previous years’ runner-up in the Masters snooker odds could prove a lucrative bet
Since the turn of the Millennium, a runner-up has gone on to win the tournament the following year on five separate occasions.
Mark Williams was the first to do it when he followed up his second place finish in 2002 with a win in 2003.
Ronnie O’Sullivan was the next to do it after being beaten by Paul Hunter in 2004 and then defeating John Higgins in 2005.
Higgins continued the trend by winning the following year when he got his revenge on O’Sullivan in the final – who then went on to bounce back from his final defeat by winning for a second time in 2007.
The latest player to achieve the feat is Mark Selby who lost to O’Sullivan in 2009 and then beat the same player in the final the following year.
Shaun Murphy was beaten to the last title by Robertson and is 10/1 to follow up with victory.